Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 8:00 PM
A Cappella Books on Zoom
A Cappella Books proudly presents an exclusive virtual event with Chris Frantz, songwriter, musician, producer and founding member of the iconic bands, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club.
Frantz will join Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of his new memoir, “Remain in Love.” Lively and chock full of fascinating details, “Remain in Love” recounts the author’s adventures as the drummer of two of the most groundbreaking groups of the postpunk and 1980s music scenes, which he co-founded with bassist and wife, Tina Weymouth. The interview will be followed by an online Q&A session with our guests.
A Cappella will host the event on Wednesday, July 22 at 8p.m (EST). Tickets are limited to 100 guests. Pre-order a signed edition of “Remain in Love” via the purchase button below to obtain your private invitation link. Please be sure to include your current email address at checkout. Your access code will arrive via email from A Cappella Books a day ahead of the program.
About the Book
One of the most dynamic groups of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like “Psycho Killer” and “Burning Down the House” that captured the post-baby boom generation’s intense, affectless style.
In “Remain in Love,” Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads—their days as art students in Providence, moving to the sparse Chrystie Street loft Frantz, Weymouth, and Byrne shared where the music that defined an era was written. With never-before-seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn—and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontman.
At the heart of “Remain in Love” is Frantz’s love for Weymouth: their once-in-a-lifetime connection as lovers, musicians, and bandmates, and how their creativity surged with the creation of their own band Tom Tom Club, bringing a fresh Afro-Caribbean beat to hits like “Genius of Love.”
Studded with memorable places and names from the era—Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Stephen Sprouse, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, and Debbie Harry among them—"Remain in Love” is a frank and open memoir of an emblematic life in music and in love.
About the Author
Chris Frantz is a musician, producer, and songwriter and founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and hosts the radio show "Chris Frantz the Talking Head" on WPKN. He and his wife Tina live in Connecticut.